Special GROW Archaeology course to come to the Lincolnshire Wolds

A FREE introductory course looking at archaeological aims and methods is to be held at Walesby this July thanks to community heritage project Down Your Wold teaming up with GROW, a Lincolnshire County Council learning initiative.

The session will be held at Walesby Village Hal, Otby Lane, LN8 3UT on Tuesday 15th July 2014 – from 9.30am to 12.30pm where participants will join Heritage Lincolnshire’s Tom Lane to discover how archaeologists find out about our past.

Tom Lane explains: “We will look at the history and development of archaeological techniques and explore how modern archaeologists can use a variety of methods to help understand and interpret finds and buried remains. I will give examples from investigations across Lincolnshire and we will look at techniques such as geophysics, Lidar, fieldwalking, excavation, environmental archaeology and scientific dating.”

Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold project officer, adds: “This is the first time this course has been run in the Lincolnshire Wolds so we are delighted to be facilitating it! The Lincolnshire Wolds is home to an abundance of interesting archaeology and I hope the course will spark off a real interest for attendees to go out and start to explore the fascinating heritage we have on our doorstep.”

The course is free but booking is essential. Spaces are limited to anyone interested in taking part should contact Heritage Lincolnshire to book their place on (01529) 461499 or email info@lincsheritage.org.

Archaeology enthusiasts are reminded that the first Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology will take place this July 12 to 27. A variety of events and activities will be taking place. For more information please visit http://www.down-your-wold.co.uk or call 01507 609740.

The course is funded by the GROW lifelong learning programme managed by Lincolnshire County Council and is free to new learners. The course is open to everyone aged 19 or above. All participants will need to complete a GROW registration form which will allow them to access other similar courses in the area.

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